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Immediate limb lengthening

Immediate limb lengthening

Immediate limb lengthening: Immediate limb lengthening is the surgical lengthening of an arm or leg to better match the opposite limb. The bone is cut, the ends are moved apart, a bone transplant is inserted, and the pieces are held together with screws; a bone-shaped biodegradable structure is also inserted between the natural bone.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Immediate limb lengthening

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Immediate limb lengthening:

  • Limb length difference of more than 5 centimeters

Other Surgical Options: Immediate limb lengthening

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Immediate limb lengthening may include these surgeries:

  • Ilizarov technique of leg lengthening

Anesthetic Requirements for Immediate limb lengthening

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Immediate limb lengthening may include:

  • General anesthetic

Procedure Complications: Immediate limb lengthening

Possible surgical complications of Immediate limb lengthening may include:

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